Family Days Out
A Day at the Beach
This article gives some help and advice on things to consider for a family day on the beach.
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Alton Towers - Staffordshire
Alton Towers is a family theme park, based in the heart of Staffordshire. One of the big plus points of the park is the variety of the attractions it has. You will find rides and activities to suit children of just about any age.
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Beaulieu Motor Museum - Hampshire
Beaulieu Motor Museum is a great day out for all the family in the heart of the New Forest.
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Bournemouth Oceanarium - Dorset
Bournemouth Oceanarium is located on Bournemouth beach front next to the Bournemouth Pier. It has many different species of fish, sharks, turtles and rays.
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If your children are interested in what happens when they turn a light on or what electrical appliances were around when their grandparents were growing up then the Electricity Museum may provide the answers. Based in Christchurch, Dorset it offers a value for money afternoon out.
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Farmer Palmers Farm
Farmer Palmers is a children's farm in Organford, Dorset. It is home to a variety of different farm animals. Visiting children can feed lambs and hold guinea pigs. Farmer Palmers is a recommended Parenting.co.uk attraction.
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Great Cockcrow Railway
The Great Cockcrow Railway is a small railway set in a leafy setting near Chertsey in Surrey. It has almost two miles of track and journeys take between fifteen and twenty five minutes. It is an ideal trip for younger children with an interest in steam trains.
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Legoland - Berkshire
Legoland is a very popular Theme park on the outskirts of Windsor. With plenty of rides it is a fun day out for all the family.
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Liberty's Raptor and Reptile Centre
This article gives information about the Liberty's Raptor and Reptile Centre near Ringwood in Hampshire.
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The London Aquarium is a child friendly visitor attraction based on the South Bank. It is home to around 350 species and has some of the largest viewing tanks in the U.K. Among the different species you can see are sharks, stingrays, jellyfish and clownfish.
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Longdown Activity Farm - Hampshire
Longdown Activity farm is situated in Ashurst in Hampshire. It provides chidren with a great opportunity to get close to many different animals. This is a Parenting.co.uk recommended attraction.
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Marwell Zoo - Hampshire
Marwell Zoo can be found at Colden Common, near Winchester. It is one of the most popular days out in Hampshire for children. The zoo includes a Pygmy Hippo house, Giraffe house and Tiger enclosure.
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Monkey World is a wonderful place to visit for the day. See Monkeys who have been rescued from terrible lives and given a caring home.
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Moors Valley Country Park - Dorset
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is situated near Ringwood, just over the county border in Dorset. It is ten miles from Bournemouth. It is very close to the A31 road that runs through the New Forest. The attraction is a forest trail for cycling, walking and orienteering.
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Natural History Museum
National History Museum is a packed with interesting things to do for children. It is based near South Kensington underground station in South West London. It is free to get into.
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Saving Tips for a Family Day Out
Family Days Out can be expensive. Here are some useful tips for keeping the cost down and money in your pocket.
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Spinnaker Tower - Portsmouth
The Spinnaker Tower is a 170m high tower. It is based at Gunwharf Keys, Portsmouth. Through the panoramic windows on the three viewing decks you can see out to various parts of Portsmouth, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
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Thorpe Park - Surrey
Thorpe Park is a Theme park in Surrey just outside of Chertsey. It is an ideal place to visit for a family with teenagers.
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Weymouth Sea Life Park
The Weymouth Sea Life Park is a marine based family attraction. It is home to countless different species of marine life including sharks, turtles, seahorses, penguins, otters, seals and stingrays. Suggested visiting time three to four hours.
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Wicksteed Park - Northamptonshire
Wicksteed Park is near Kettering in Northamptonshire. There are bumper boats, roller coasters and a railway to take you around the park.
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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is set in the spacious surroundings of 600 acres of scenic parkland on the Chiltern Hills. You can explore by car or on foot and take advantage of our free Safari Tour bus or have an old-fashioned adventure by steam train aboard The Jumbo Express.
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